Great rides: Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular 2016 Olympic Cycle Road Race course

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This blog post is about the unexpected discovery of a stunning bike ride that will live long in my memory. When I planned my trip to Rio de Janeiro for the Velo-city 2018 cycling conference my expectations were based on … Continue reading

Rio de Janierio for Velo-city 2018 – Spectacular urban bike tour

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By contrast to my rolling around the hills and beaches of Rio for fun at the weekend Monday was an urban day with our annual cycle tour for city officials from members of the ECF’s Cities and Regions for Cyclists … Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro for Velo-city 2018. Day 1 – a taste of things to come.

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After a long-haul flight and with sure knowledge of a very busy week ahead it is a pleasure to have a day of orientation and relaxation in a new city, a new country, in fact a new continent. So that … Continue reading

#WorldBicycleDay is here! Celebrating everywhere

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It is easy to be skeptical about promotional days and wonder how anyone choses them. But if ever there was a day that has my name on it Sunday 3rd June is the one. Due to a lobbying campaign by … Continue reading

This is why Venice stays in my recommendations for your “bucket list”

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Venice. The city on the lagoon. “La Serenissima”, the serene one. One of the world’s most iconic tourist sights. Or a city swamped in tourists creating an ecological nightmare? Let me put my personal cards on the table. I have … Continue reading

Let the pictures do the talking – mountain biking Slovenia

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This time last Sunday I had just completed a wonderful mountain bike ride with the participants at the annual European summit for the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA Europe), I mean it is all very well to stand around discussing … Continue reading